Rhone - 1996 - Chateauneuf du Pape - Beaucastel

  • Region: Rhone
  • Producer: Beaucastel
  • Vintage: 1996
  • Rating: 89
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Tasting Notes

Rating

89

Release Price

NA

Drink Date

2004 - 2015

Reviewed by

 Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Issue Date

28th Feb 1999

Source

121, The Wine Advocate

The 1996 Beaucastel is performing better after time in the bottle. With high acidity, this tannic, austere example is reminiscent (at least texturally) of a young Medoc. Blackberry, earthy, leathery, spicy notes can be found in the aromas. In the mouth, the wine exhibits medium body, tangy acidity, plenty of meaty Mourvedre characteristics, and a structured, austere finish. It should only be purchased by those with the patience to wait for this wine to develop.